Collects and Post Communions in Traditional Language

  Lesser Festivals October (traditional language)
     
    4 October Francis of Assisi
White
   
Friar, Deacon, Founder of the Friars Minor, 1226
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God,
who ever delightest to reveal thyself
to the childlike and lowly of heart,
grant that, following the example of the blessed Francis,
we may count the wisdom of this world as foolishness
and know only Jesus Christ and him crucified,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Members of Religious Communities is used.
     
     
    6 October William Tyndale
Red
   
Translator of the Scriptures, Reformation Martyr, 1536
 
     
    Collect
     
    O Lord, grant to thy people
grace to hear and keep thy word
that, after the example of thy servant William Tyndale,
we may both profess thy gospel
and also be ready to suffer and die for it,
to the honour of thy name;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    One of the Post Communions of Martyrs is used.
     
     
    10 October Paulinus
White
   
                                                            Bishop of York, Missionary, 644
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God our Saviour,
who didst send thy servant Paulinus to preach and to baptize,
and so to build up thy Church in this land:
grant that, being inspired by his example,
we may proclaim to the whole world thy truth,
that with him we may receive the reward
      thou hast prepared for all thy faithful servants;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Missionaries is used.
     
     
    12 October
Wilfrid of Ripon
White
   
Bishop, Missionary, 709
 
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who didst call our forebears to the light of the gospel
      by the preaching of thy servant Wilfrid:
grant us, who keep his life and labour in remembrance,
to glorify thy name
      by following the example of his zeal and perseverance;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Missionaries is used.
     
     
    13 October    Edward the Confessor
White
   
 King of England, 1066
 
     
    Collect
     
    O Sovereign God,
who didst set thy servant Edward
      upon the throne of an earthly kingdom
and didst inspire him with zeal for the kingdom of heaven:
grant that we may so confess the faith of Christ
      by word and deed,
that we may, with all thy saints, inherit thine eternal glory;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    O God our redeemer,
who didst inspire Edward to witness to thy love
and to labour for the coming of thy kingdom:
grant that we, who in this sacrament share the bread of heaven,
may be fired by thy Spirit
to proclaim the gospel in our daily lives
and never to rest content until thy kingdom come,
on earth as it is in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
     
    Or another Post Communion of 'Any Saint' is used.
     
     
    15 October  Teresa of Avila
White
   
Teacher of the Faith, 1582
 
     
    Collect
     
    Merciful God,
who by thy Spirit didst raise up thy servant Teresa of Avila
to reveal to thy Church the way of perfection:
grant that her teaching
may awaken in us a longing for holiness
until we attain to the perfect union of love
in Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Teachers of the Faith is used.
     
     
    17 October  Ignatius
Red
   
Bishop of Antioch, Martyr, c.107
 
     
    Collect
     
    Feed us, O Lord, with the living bread
and make us drink deep of the cup of salvation
that, following the teaching of thy bishop Ignatius,
and rejoicing in the faith
      with which he embraced the death of a martyr,
we may be nourished for that eternal life
      which he ever desired;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    One of the Post Communions of Martyrs is used.
     
     
    19 October             Henry Martyn
White
     
Translator of the Scriptures,
 
     
Missionary in India and Persia, 1812
 
     
    Collect
     
    Almighty God,
who by thy Holy Spirit didst grant to Henry Martyn
a longing to proclaim the gospel of Christ
and skill to translate the Scriptures:
by the same Spirit, give us grace to offer our gifts to thee
wheresoever thou leadest, not counting the cost;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    The Post Communion of Missionaries is used.
     
     
    26 October Alfred the Great
White
   
King of the West Saxons, Scholar, 899
 
     
    Collect
     
    O God our maker and redeemer,
we beseech thee of thy great mercy
and by the power of thy holy cross
to guide us by thy will and to shield us from our foes,
that, following the example of thy servant Alfred,
we may inwardly love thee above all things;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. 
     
    Post Communion
     
    O God our redeemer,
who didst inspire Alfred to witness to thy love
and to labour for the coming of thy kingdom:
grant that we, who in this sacrament share the bread of heaven,
may be fired by thy Spirit
to proclaim the gospel in our daily lives
and never to rest content until thy kingdom come,
on earth as it is in heaven;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
     
    Or another Post Communion of 'Any Saint' is used.
     
     
    29 October James Hannington
Red
   
Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa,
 
   
Martyr in Uganda, 1885
 
     
    Collect
     
    Most merciful God,
who didst strengthen thy Church
by the steadfast courage of thy martyr James Hannington:
grant that we also,
thankfully remembering his victory of faith,
may overcome all that is evil,
and ever glorify thy holy name;
through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.  
     
    Post Communion
     
    One of the Post Communions of Martyrs is used.